Tag: caribbean

A Day Trip to Viñales, Cuba

I grew up less than 250 miles from Havana. I could fly to Havana faster than I could fly to Atlanta, but, as an American, that was forbidden. Shrouded in secrecy and mystery, Cuba was somewhere I knew I had to go someday, to taste this forbidden fruit myself. I spent hours researching how to …

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Hidden Puerto Rico: Gozalandia Waterfalls in San Sebastian

What if I told you there’s a place in Puerto Rico that you’ve probably never heard of or read about? A place that’s so beautiful you want to pinch yourself to make sure you’re not dreaming? It’s hard to imagine that there are still parts of Puerto Rico that are off the beaten path. But …

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Bocas del Toro-Central America’s Best Kept Secret

This is a guest post from my friend Ian Hurlstone. Ian does not have a blog of his own but he was so blown away by the awesomeness of Bocas del Toro, Panama that he asked if he could write a post about it for my blog! All content, including photos, are Ian’s. It’s hard …

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How to Actually Enjoy a Caribbean Cruise

If you’re a seasoned traveler and/or enjoy independent travel chances are the thought of taking a cruise is enough to make you grimace. I know that was my first reaction when my family and I all decided to take a vacation together after my grandmother died last spring. I tried to sway them, but my …

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A Weekend in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, the capital of Dominican Republic, is extremely underrated as a travel destination. Most people who visit the Dominican Republic go for the beaches of Punta Cana, neglecting the capital as a place to visit. Honestly, before I went I would have probably done the same. The only reason I went to Santo Domingo …

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2014- A Year in Travel

2014 was a great travel year for me, racking up travel in 7 new countries and several cities within the US. January: Oslo, Norway Late last year, Norwegian Air started new routes from the US to Europe and the airfare was dirt cheap. Although I only had a few vacation days saved up, my husband …

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